Summer Blowout Membership Sale!

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Summer Blowout Sale! Purchase an Austin Zoo membership or renew a current membership and receive a 10% discount. Click Here to purchase or renew today! Members, we will renew your membership one year from the original expiration date. 

Don’t delay, renew or purchase your membership today! This offer will expire at the close of business on August 30th. 


Austin Zoo Revue Gala 2022

Join us for a fun evening, Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at our biggest fundraiser of the year, The evening will include a live and silent auction, a Zookeeper talk, locally-sourced libations, and more, all to help the animals who call Austin Zoo their forever home.

We have several different sponsorship levels available, or you can purchase individual tickets.

Click here below to learn more about Austin Zoo Revue 2022 and to submit your sponsorship.

Watch for additional information in the next two months!


Come Work With Us!

Austin Zoo Is looking to hire some amazing people, just like you! To view our available positions you can check on our website here or visit us on and apply through indeed!


Austin Zoo Granite Paver Campaign

Please help us continue our mission of assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education while leaving your legacy at Austin Zoo.
Your personalized paver will be prominently displayed along the pathway that leads to our Gift Shop.
Your contribution to our granite paver campaign will be used to support habitat renovations and expansions for some of our rescued animals!


Each line will hold 15 characters, including letters, spaces and punctuation.
16 inches x 16 inches with 3 lines of engraving available for $1000
8 inches x 8 inches with 2 lines of engraving available for $500
4 inches x 8 inches with 1 line of engraving available for $100

For more information and to contribute to our Granite Paver Campaign, please click HERE.


Train rides are every half hour, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Saturdays every half hour from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Sundays every half hour from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Tickets are $5 plus tax at the Train Depot.


Our animals are most active during the morning hours, plan to come early.

DAILY ZOOKEEPER TALKS

New Schedule Starting Aug 8th

Monday

  • 10:00 AM – Red Fox Wiley/ Coatimundi
  • 11:00 AM – Llamas/Alpacas
  • 12:00 PM – Birds
  • 1:30 – Gator

Tuesday

  • 10:00 AM – Tortoises
  • 11:00 AM – Russian Red Foxes
  • 12:00 PM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 1:30 PM – Lions

Wednesday

  • 10:00 AM – Primate Palace
  • 11:00 AM – Bears
  • 12:00 PM – Birds
  • 1:30 – Gator

Thursday

  • 10:00 AM – Tortoises
  • 11:00 AM – Petting Corral
  • 12:00 PM – Prairie Dogs
  • 1:30 PM – Discovery Center

Friday

  • 10:00 AM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 11:00 AM – Bobcat
  • 12:00 PM – Binturong
  • 1:30 PM – Gator

Saturday

  • 10:00 AM – Primates (Patas/Colubus)
  • 11:00 AM – Tiger
  • 12:00 PM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 1:30 PM – Discovery Center

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM – Primate Palace
  • 11:00 AM – Zebra/Ostrich
  • 12:00 PM – AC Porcupines
  • 1:30 PM – Cougar


 

Capybara Encounter

Enter the world of our Capybara during your very own Capybara Encounter. 

These good tempered and gregarious animals will delight you during your time with them. An Animal Care staff member will be with you during your entire encounter.

We have enhanced safety measures in place for each encounter, please carefully review our encounter guidelines.

  • Capybara Encounters are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm, with only one encounter booked per day. 
  • Please call 512.695.3021 to check date and staff availability, with a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Payment must be made to secure your spot. 
  • The cost of your encounter is $40 per person.
  • Encounters are limited to three individuals from the same household.
  • Guests must be10 years of age or older.
  • We will provide gloves for guests to wear. Gloves are required for your entire experience.
  • Please check in at our Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your scheduled encounter at noon to review and sign a liability release.
  • A member of our Animal Care staff will be taking photographs or videos for you. We ask that one guest per group provide a smart phone. Guests will not be allowed to take photos/videos. This is for your safety!
  • You will enjoy 35 minutes with our Capybara.
  • Please do not be late! You will want to spend as much time as possible with Diego, Enrique, and Olivia! Arrivals later than 10 minutes after the scheduled encounter time of 12:00pm will result in cancellation of your encounter and no refunds will be given.
  • We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.

Cancellation or rescheduling of an encounter must be done at least 5 days prior to the scheduled encounter. Refunds will be provided only if the encounter must be canceled due to inclement weather as determined by Austin Zoo management.

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoological Medicine Veterinarian.

 

Galapagos Tortoise Encounter

Are you ready to have an up close and personal encounter with our Galapagos Tortoises? These gentle giants love eating lettuce right from your hand, supervised by one of our Animal Care staff members.

We have enhanced safety measures in place for each encounter, please carefully review our encounter guidelines.

  • Tortoise Encounters are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am, with only one encounter booked per day.
  • Please call 512.695.3021 to check date and staff availability, with a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Payment must be made to secure your spot. 
  • The cost of your encounter is $25 per person.
  • Encounters are limited to three individuals from the same household.
  • Guests must be 5 years of age or older. Children under 10 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
  • We will provide gloves for guests to wear. Gloves are required for your entire experience.
  • Please check in at our Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your scheduled encounter at 11:00am to review and sign a liability release.
  • A member of our Animal Care staff will be taking photographs or videos for you. We ask that one guest per group provide a smart phone. Guests will not be allowed to take photos/videos. This is for your safety!
  • Our encounters are 25 minutes long.
  • Please do not be late!  You will want to spend as much time as possible with Muffet, Gertie and Wheezy! Arrivals later than 10 minutes after the scheduled encounter time of 11:00am will result in cancellation of your encounter and no refunds will be given.

    Cancellation or rescheduling of an encounter must be done at least 5 days prior to the scheduled encounter. Refunds will be provided only if the encounter must be canceled due to inclement weather as determined by Austin Zoo management.

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoological Medicine Veterinarian.


Purchase An Austin Zoo Membership!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit the Zoo to pick up your membership packet after we reopen. Click HERE to purchase your membership today!

 

How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.

2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will expire one year from the date of purchase. 

3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.

Join Us for A Virtual Education Program!

Let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer virtual programs via Zoom! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

 

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

conservation and education. 


Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.